Yes, it’s gone to a runoff. Try to contain your excitement! Mike Keown, who finished second to Dr. Dean Burke of Bainbridge in the special election to replace Sen. John Bulloch, has been endorsed by third-place finisher Brad Hughes. Got that? Good. Full release below the fold. (Editorial note: While not taking either side in this contest, PP does, as a general rule, post endorsements as they come in and are deemed newsworthy. Endorsed by another candidate = newsworthy. Endorsed by your mom ≠ newsworthy.)
Related: Keown was enthusiastically endorsed by the Thomasville Times Enterprise, and Burke was endorsed just as enthusiastically by the Bainbridge Post-Searchlight. So the good people of SW Georgia have to choose between two good candidates. Lucky them.
|Brad Hughes Endorses Conservative Choice
Mike Keown for State SenateKeown Announces Early County Rally on January 22nd
|Blakely, GA, January 11th - Following Tuesday’s special election, Early County’s Brad Hughes, past Chairman of the 2nd Congressional District Republican Party, has committed his support to conservative Mike Keown.Said Hughes, “With six candidates on the ballot Tuesday, this was a crowded race. Though I came up short, I know Mike Keown holds the same conservative values I do. We both believe that Christian principles must be at the center of politics, and we stand unified in our commitment to protect gun rights and the traditional family. Mike is 100% Pro-Life and is the only candidate in the runoff to be endorsed by Georgia Right to Life. I am proud to support him, and I encourage all of my supporters and friends to do the same on February 5th.”
The addition of Hughes, who is respected in Atlanta as a powerful advocate for Southwest Georgia, will help strengthen Keown’s already solid base of support throughout the 11th District.
On receiving the endorsement, Keown said, ”Brad personally contacted thousands of voters in this district. He is a hard worker, and I am proud to have his support in this race. Brad and I share the same conservative values and the same conviction to stand up for Southwest Georgia at the State Capitol. I look forward to working with him and all of you as your next State Senator.”
Keown Campaign’s announced an Early County Rally with Hughes on Tuesday, January 22nd at 6:30pm. Everyone is invited to this free event in support of the conservative choice for the 11th Senate District. Location to be announced.